Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - 1796

  • The Napoleonic Wars rage throughout Europe
  • Edward Jenner conducts the first vaccination for smallpox
  • Agha Mohammed of Persia establishes his capital at Teheran
  • The Edict of Peking bans the importation of opium into China
  • Having defeated the Austrians in Northern Italy, Napoleon establishes the Lombard and Cispadane Republics
  • John Richardson is born
  • Robert Burns dies. (Explore: A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns, The Jolly Beggars) (July 21)